While Rhapsody Premier costs $9.99/month when you pay Rhapsody directly by signing up through www.rhapsody.com, the price is $12.99/month when you pay through Apple by signing up on your iOS device - because Apple charges 30% on all payments made through iTunes. We feel your pain - and we want you to pay less! So here's how.
Yes and yes! You have two options: monthly billing for $9.99, or annual plan billing which lowers the monthly price to $7.99. In both cases, those prices and plans are available if you set up your account to have us bill you directly - rather than billing through iTunes.
Instructions on how to set this up are below. First, you'll want to cancel your account in the Apple store - but don't worry, we'll hold on to all your favorites and playlists, so you'll have all your music waiting for you.
Once you've canceled your current iTunes billing (instructions below), sign up for an annual plan. Pay once per year - $95.90 - and your monthly rate drops to $7.99/month for all the music you can listen to. Not bad.
Apple charges 30% on all payments made through iTunes. You can sign up for the Rhapsody Premier plan at $9.99 per month by entering your payment method information in “My Account” on Rhapsody, and cancelling your Apple subscription. Instructions are below.
By billing through Rhapsody, you can save at least $3.00 per month vs. the current price in the iOS store. By following the steps below, you can sign up for $9.99/month (or even less, if you opt for the annual plan).
To cancel a subscription purchased through Apple, first please disable auto-renew for the subscription in iTunes. Here's how to do it (and for more details, please visit Apple's page on managing auto-renewing subscriptions here):
1. Tap the App Store App on your iOS device
2. Tap "Featured" and scroll to the very bottom
3. Tap "Apple ID: firstname.lastname@example.org"
4. Tap "View Account"
5. Sign-in if prompted
6. Tap "Manage" under "Subscriptions"
7. Tap Rhapsody
8. Slide Auto-Renewal to "Off"
Then sign up for Rhapsody Premier at $9.99 (or the discounted annual plan) by updating your payment method in Rhapsody with these steps:
1. Visit https://account.rhapsody.com
2. Sign-in with your username and password
3. Click “Edit” next to “Account Status”
4. Choose the subscription and enter a credit card (or PayPal)
Thank you for being a Rhapsody member!